or the picture on Matty:
he has 2 left wings according to the photos...
darn.... i want a normal stratos... not a confused one......
Last edited by Amberbratt; April 9, 2009 at 11:43am.
Oh man! That really sucks.
This really makes me wonder about those toyfactories Mattel is using.. They are in China, right? I am really wondering under what kind of circumstances those people have to work, how long, how fast etc. to make an error like that.
Lets just assume that Mattel is a company that knows what kind of company they work with.
Getting back to the more important issue:
Oh man! That really sucks.
Hey....look on the bright side: he can fly a circle track or compete in NASCAR!
But seriously....we all feel for you. I would definitely contact MATTY to let them know so that you can get a replacement. I would do it ASAP as their replacement stock might run out soon!
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All 4 have 2 right feet! AND one of those has his legs on the wrong side.
Here's some pics.
This last pic shows the finger prints from the factory worker had solvent or paint on their hands when assembling the faker's.
The number of faulty figures is UNACCEPTABLE.
To top this off, because I live outside the states (new zealand) Mattel said they could not replace these figures.
But if I return them (at my cost $22US) I can get a refund on the figures themselves.
If I did this I'd be out $44 and have nothing to show for it!!
Thanks Mattel, good to know your taking care of your international fans.
I buy these in bulk for me and my friends, so you've now got 3 VERY DISSAPOINTED former customers.
Last edited by LEE-RO; April 9, 2009 at 06:30pm. Reason: Need help posting pics...
Damn, LEE-RO, I can't believe they didn't see that leg problem! It's very sad all the figures have problem. I relate to you too since I am also an international fan, and having no way to get a replacement is just wrong.
I think you should open a thread in the marketplace just for trade FAKER's FEET. I'm sure someone must have 2 LEFT FEET.
This is what I'll do when one of my figures have this problem...
Get in touch with the Commerce and Fair Trading Acts at:
As Matty is advertising and trading with international buyers they still need to comply with local compliance acts. For Australia and New Zealand they still need to follow our rigid policies in regards to providing what is advertised and no disclaimer can protect them in this matter. (This is why we get an extra clause when trading on ebay!!!)
They cannot charge you another shipping bill because they are at fault by initially shipping you the damaged figure. As it is no fault of yours that they have not provided what was advertised they will need to provide you a new figure as advertised or a reimbursement including postage expenses. Failure to do this would breach the fair trading act and Matty would probably get a black listing or at least a very nasty letter from the Commerce Commission.
im still asking myself what have they done with all those left legs...
i just see people complaining about two right legs...strange
The only cause of this that I can think of is maybe bad lighting in the factory. perhaps matty is making those guys paint in the dark???
Or could it be the paint can't stand our harsh Australian environment and swaps around as soon as it goes through customs
I was looking at my Stratos while putting Merman away, and i noticed I have one with 2 of the same wing. They are both facing the same way. (if I was to open him and fut his arms together anyway) Not too noticeable being MOC though.
Just wanted to see the overall quality on Zodac. So far I haven't had too bad of luck, but Zodac was a disaster.
I ordered 10 as always so i have a chance to pick the best package to keep MOC and the best paint to open. Out of 10, not one was passable for either.
The belts all are all painted horribly with smears all over the loincloth. The packages all look like they were stomped on.
Now, the outer shipping box was perfect, and they were packed well. That means they were smashed before they were shipped. I have seen similar damage when we have freight come in from overseas. A lot of times the cases at the bottom of a pallet get squished under the weight of the others on top.
So, I guess I take issue with paying 20 bucks a pop and having them knowingly send me damaged product.
I think buying 10 should insure I get one decent paint app and one decent card.
Im a little bummed and think I may insist Mattel accept a return, which I usually don't like to do.
Got 5. The paint application on the belts are OK overall; some better than others. I did, however, notice that one of the figures has a noticeable gouge in the plastic on the chin area.
"My favorite Harry Potter movie is Troll."
I noticed a couple of paint splash on the loin cloth but no biggy, gives zodac character!
I ordered 2 and the paint apps seem okay. Both cards were damaged though--one had a major bend at the top of the card and one had a big dent in the top of the bubble.
The shipping box was fine--this was clearly done at the warehouse while packing. I agree--I don't like paying $20.00 a pop for a collectable figure that loses a lot of value before it ever even reaches my hands!
I ordered three. The paint and packages were great on all three. However I did get Mer-Man and his cards were JACKED UP. I got lucky on Zodac.
Wow, every figure I have ordered has been minty and the box minty as well.
Inland Empire Squad Leader
Southern California Garrison
Ordered 10 as well. ALL were crap too. I'm wondering if the shippers pack crappy packages for the higher amount orders and put the more decent package with the orders of the least amount.
Try ordering 8. They ship them 4 per box and my fakers came out GREAT. I actually had 3 SUPER MINT ones!
I order 10 so I can pick not only the best mint (course that didn't happen the way I wanted it to for both zodac and merman) but the best painted ones as well. I had 3 that had good paint apps but had loose looking joints. The ones that had better joints had crappy paint. lol I'm reselling these and going to other sellers to find a MINTY one even if i have to pay more.
I opened ONE from my order of 10 and he looked so plain next to the rest of the motuc. No problem...saves me money! I'm just getting ONE Creaseless one and that's it.